Please enter the subject. Please try again. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Then, if you live in an urban or other area where game is seldom seen, make it a point to drive out into the country and observe common domestic animals that are about the size of the game you intend to hunt. Hit behind the lungs and the bullet goes into the abdominal cavity, which is not an immediately vital area. 4 | Columbia Black-Tailed Deer. (i)�]���҄Ru�/�Ļ�Q� ���H�^U��L�6l�\� We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Game or quarry is any animal hunted for its meat or sport.. The book's six main sections are: (1) pouched animals, (2) carnivores, (3) seals and walrus, (4) rodents, (5) hares and rabbits, (6) hoofed mammals. North American Game Birds & Game Animals. Here are some top of back to bottom of brisket estimates for other common North American game animals taken from various sources, but primarily from Jack O'Connor's book The Hunting Rifle: Pronghorn antelope = 14"-15" Small deer = 14"-15" Medium size deer = 17"-18" Large deer = 18"-20" North American wild sheep = 20"-22" Mountain goat = 22"-24" Wild Boar. Here are some top of back to bottom of brisket estimates for other common North American game animals taken from various sources, but primarily from Jack O'Connor's book The Hunting Rifle: Given those external body measurements, here are some estimated "vital area circle" diameters that roughly correspond to the approximate (heart/lung) target area: One thing that those numbers show us is that ordinary 9" economy paper plates can be used to simulate the size of the target that the deer and pronghorn hunter needs to be able to hit. You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. http:\/\/\/oclc\/4123302> ; http:\/\/\/dataset\/WorldCat> ; http:\/\/\/title\/-\/oclc\/4123302#PublicationEvent\/new_york_outdoor_life_distributed_by_crown_1978>. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? All rights reserved. This is the “easy” one. Do not, however, take raking shots that would send the bullet through the animal's guts to reach that offside shoulder. Boar hunting isn't for the weak of heart. We've already said that an average whitetail buck gives you about a 10" diameter target. Note that most animals are relatively narrow when viewed head-on, much as humans are when viewed from the side. Black Bear. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. For example, an average whitetail deer weighing about 125 pounds, viewed broadside, has a heart/lung area generally estimated give you a circle of around 10" in diameter at which to shoot. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. ★ The exciting sequel to PetWorld with lots of new animals including squirrels, raccoons, skunks, wolves and bears. Something went wrong. Avoid neck shots and never attempt a brain shot except in an extreme emergency. stream Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. That deer measures perhaps 17" deep through the chest, measured from the top of his back to his brisket. North American Big Game. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. They will likely be stockier or fatter than game animals of the same approximate size and type because they are better fed, but anatomically they are probably not that much different. Study live sheep, goats, horses, cows, pigs and so forth of various ages and sizes to get an idea of their size and shape. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The heart/lung that should be your target is irregularly shaped in three dimensions, of course, but for hunting purposes can be expressed as a circle within which you must be able to put your bullet to insure a clean kill on an animal standing more or less broadside to your shooting position. Please enter the message. The term game arises in medieval hunting terminology by the late 13th century and is particular to English, the word derived from the generic Old English gamen (Germanic *gamanan) "joy, amusement, sport, merriment".. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Kill Zone of North American Big Game Animals. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. The 1st edition came out in 1968. Please try again. If an animal such as a deer or elk is basically facing your position you want to put your bullet in the center of his chest, about where his neck joins his body, assuming that his head is up. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. If your bullet hits too far back you are likely in for a long and probably futile chase. The animal will die hours or even days later in excruciating pain because you screwed-up. The 1st edition came out in 1968. ouvrage relié de petit format (poche) ancien (1968) mais très complet; il décrit la plupart des espèces de mammifères nord américaines; les textes sont très détaillés et regorgent de détails sur la biologie de ces animaux; les illustrations se limitent à quelques photos n&b et des cartes de répartition n&b; ce n'est pas un beau livre tel qu'on peut en voir parmi des ouvrages plus récents, mais il ravira le naturaliste averti comme livre de bibliothèque pour la consultation occasionnelle ou la recherche de renseignements spécifiques. This hold gives you some room for error, for if the bullet goes too far forward you may get the shoulder, at least crippling the animal so that it cannot escape. Please enter recipient e-mail address(es). Describes the habitat and behavior of bears, wolves, foxes, seals, rodents, rabbits, deer, and other game animals in North America.